Home on a Saturday Night like me? I’m thinkin’ Seafood Garlic Pasta.
Looking to see what movie I’m going to be watching tonight……Not in a relationship right now. And I’m not going out looking….. sound familiar?
We might as well be ‘well fed’ and surround ourselves in smells and tastes and beautiful plates if we’re home on a Saturday night (without piling on the calories or things bad for you like sugar, chemicals, hydrogenated anything, high fructose, etc.).
All you have to do is go to Trader Joe’s and buy their very inexpensive bag of frozen seafood (next to all the more expensive items). This has scallops, shrimps, calamari, etc. And if you take the time to create a flour mixture of flour, garlic salt and garlic pepper, you will be amazed at what tossing that package (after drying the ingredients) in your flour and Sautéing it in Olive Oil gives you. Aaahhh… the flavor!
So… are you ready? Let’s start.
Put a pat of butter in your heated pan. Chop 2-3 cloves of garlic (don’t press – just chop tiny). Can you imagine what great flavor you get from that? Where’s smell-o-vision when you need it?
Anyway, low calories, great flavor. To that add a can of chopped tomatoes, squirt it with a little olive oil on it to release the lycopene, about a third of your box of cooked pasta, a handful of mutz (mozzarrella), a sprinkling of Parmesan Reggianno, and at the very end, when you turn off the heat and cover, a couple of big hands of spinach. Sometimes I remove the stems, occassionally I miss a few. It’s all good.
Get green in your life! You know those big boxes of spinach or big bags at the store? Next time, BUY it! And then you can throw it in eggs for breakfast, on a sandwich for lunch and in pasta for dinner. These are the ‘baby steps’, the little ways we can add nutrition to our lives, hardly noticing that we’ve made any changes.
The only thing I didn’t add tonight, that I might in the future is some caramelized shallots. Other than that…. it was a rock star for me! A nice glass of wine and a salad if you like, and we’ve got dinner nailed.
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Happy eating…. safe travels,